It’s Thanksgiving Day. (Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday in October here in Canada.) There’s no smell of roasting turkey, no activity in the kitchen peeling potatoes or roasting Brussels sprouts, no one other than Gerry and me and the pups in the house. Essentially, it’s a day like any other and we’re fine with that. We don’t usually make a big fuss about the holidays and, as we’ve just started on a new eating plan, decided to forgo the traditional turkey dinner. Instead, we’ll enjoy leftovers from the lasagne I made last night (with zucchini instead of noodles).

Gerry was out early to help a friend with something and I settled in to work on my piece for writing group. After lunch, we packed up our cameras, I grabbed a coffee, and we went for a drive to check out the fall colours. We haven’t done this for ages—in autumn or any other season—so it seemed like an extra-special treat. The laptop I use to process photos is in storage in Saskatchewan (yes, we’re already living with our feet in two provinces) so, since I won’t be able to do anything with the images I might capture with my camera until we move, I decided to use the camera on my phone instead.

The beauty of the season struck me a few days ago when I was out and about. I’ve been focused on things at home lately, thinking about the move to Saskatchewan, sorting and downsizing, and praying for our home to sell sooner rather than later. It seems I go out much less often than I did before the world changed in 2020, and hadn’t given much attention to the change of season. On that day when I was struck by the manifestation of God’s glory in the changing colours of the trees I was also reminded of the wisdom there is in paying attention. Posting regularly on this blog helps me do that and, as you know, I haven’t been here as frequently as I was in the past. I really want to remedy that.

Anyway, all that aside, it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon for a drive and I’m just popping in to share some images I captured. There’s much to be thankful for and it’s still a beautiful, awe-inspiring world.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things.

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